Help needed with TestDisk

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Help needed with TestDisk

#1 Post by will007 » 19 Sep 2015, 10:52

How can I fix my hard drive drive? I have read the step by step guide here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

I understand that you have to find the partitions and mark the incorrect partitions as delete, and then press "Write partition structure to disk", but the problem is, I don't know which partition is correct/incorrect, and I don't know which partition to delete etc...
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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#2 Post by cgrenier » 19 Sep 2015, 13:46

Please post the testdisk.log content or a screenshot of the actual partition table (Screen after Analyse or Advanced)

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#3 Post by will007 » 19 Sep 2015, 21:22

Hi there,

Thank you for your reply.

This is the content of the testdisk.log AFTER I have pressed "Analyse":

Sat Sep 19 21:16:43 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows Vista (6001) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=311681875968
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63, sector size=4096
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63, sector size=4096
Drive C: - 311 GB / 290 GiB - CHS 37893 255 63, sector size=512

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable


I have attached the screenshot of the screen directly after pressing "Analyse", please see attached. Pressing "Advanced" produce similar message - "No partition is bootable".

Basically, if I click "Quick search" on the screen, it goes the next screen which shows the 3 partitions in green text (see my previous attached image).

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Many thanks,

Will
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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#4 Post by will007 » 21 Sep 2015, 18:19

Hi cgrenier, if you need anything else, please let me know. Thank you for your kind help!

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#5 Post by will007 » 23 Sep 2015, 18:00

Can someone please help me, thank you!

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#6 Post by will007 » 26 Sep 2015, 22:24

Bump

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#7 Post by will007 » 29 Sep 2015, 01:56

Anyone know if i should go ahead and write? I'm worried it might do harm if its not the right decision.

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#8 Post by MZAdotcom » 29 Sep 2015, 09:08

Hi, will007:

Was about to post my own question when I saw yours; I'm basically in the same boat as you.

I've done the "Deeper Search" multiple times, all of my files are showing up, just don't know what to do after that. Don't want to mess anything up, which seems highly probable with this powerful tool.

Hopefully someone knowledgeable can help us here. Good luck.

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#9 Post by cgrenier » 29 Sep 2015, 17:59

Set the partition with your files as *(bootable) if you need to start from it, P(rimary) or L(ogical) otherwise.
On next screen, choose Write, confirm, if asked, choose BackupBS and confirm,
Quit, restart your computer. If needed, run "cmd" (right click run as administrator) and type "chkdsk /f d:" (replace d: by the correct drive letter).

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Re: Help needed with TestDisk

#10 Post by will007 » 29 Sep 2015, 22:43

When I set the drive (with my files in) as bootable, it says the structure is bad initially, and then if I press the up and down arrow, it updates itself and says "Structure: Ok", is that correct?

I tried running CMD as Adminstrator and running the "chkdsk /f" commands on each of the drive but it just says "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."
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